Sometimes I Wonder About Michelle Malkin…
In a section entitled “Frequently Asked Questions”, the site lists six documents that are required in order to clear an item through the Dubai Customs Department. One of them, called a “Certificate of Origin,” “is used by customs to confirm the country of origin and needs to be seen by the office which ensures any trade boycotts are enforced,” according to the website.
Oh my God! I’m shocked. I mean the U.S. would never have such a document. Nope, such a document would be unthinkable here in the U.S. I’d be appalled if the U.S. had such a document. And I’m sure Israel doesn’t have a similar document. No, I’m sure one could export items to Israel without an Certificate of Origin document.
Has Michelle Malkin even heard of google? Maybe somebody should e-mail her a link. Sheesh.
Update: Michelle also seems to be upset that the U.A.E. is not like the U.S., case in point the banning of the site Boing Boing. Funny thing is my employer has banned Boing Boing as well (although oddly enough they haven’t banned Fark yet). I find this kind of criticism to be particularly inane. We are talking about a Muslim country and one that doesn’t have the same history in terms of freedom of speech as the U.S. Of course, it is going to be different than the U.S. in regards to things like the internet. Expecting someplace like the U.S. is just dumb. The U.A.E. is a moderate Muslim country and something that needs to be encouraged, but not discouraged.